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AP-ME--Maine News Digest, ME

September 30, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Maine. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 207-772-4157. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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TOP STORIES:

SEAWEED FOR COWS

The smelly reality is that cows will always pass gas. But if farmers had more access to seaweed, cow flatulence might just stink a little less for the planet. That’s the thesis of a New England-based aquaculture company which is launching a drive to become the worldwide leader in an emerging effort to thwart climate change by feeding seaweed to cows. By Patrick Whittle.

AP Photos NYHO101-0928181537.

IN BRIEF:

HOME VISITS: The federal government is providing nearly $6.5 million to the state of Maine to support home visits to pregnant women and parents of young children.

FOREST PEST: Maine forest officials are meeting with the public to talk about the danger posed by an invasive forest pest that has been located in southern Maine.

MAINE AG FAIR: One of the biggest and oldest celebrations of farming and livestock in the Northeast is getting started in Fryeburg.

BOATING ACCIDENT: The Maine Warden Service says four people were injured in a boating accident on Lower Richardson Lake in northern Oxford County.

MOTORCYCLE FATAL: A Maine sheriff’s department says a man died during an early morning motorcycle crash in the town of Naples.

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